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Gastineau Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 275 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

The only good things about this school are the music & P.E. programs. There is an extreme amount of bullying (especially physical) & a general lack of involvement by the staff to do anything about it. The kindergarten teachers are amazing but I'm otherwise unimpressed by any other teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It involves the neighborhood population, young and old, in so many positive ways.


Posted April 16, 2010

The early K-1 classes are second to none. I wouldn't want my daughter anywhere else period. I've been very impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

gastineau is a wonderful school with a rich cultural and artistic feel. they offer tlingit language and culture classes at every grade, guitar club during recesses, and a class set of 30 kids guitars. it's a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

We've had a great experience with Gastineau. The principal is great and we've been pleased with all our kids' teachers. One of the things I find nice about the Gastineau communitiy is there is lots of interaction between different grades, so the kids make friends with older and younger school mates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

My children have attended this school for 2.5 years. I went to a different community (the Anchorage, Alaska area) for my own schooling and they came with me, enrolling in a different public school in a different district. I discovered both my children were an entire grade level behind in basic academics; my daughter at a pre-primer level in some areas as a second grader. I was shocked since all I ever heard at my parent/teacher conferences with Gastineau was how great my kids were doing. The new school was a blessing, and had a brilliant motto: We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit. I hope this review helps.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
54%

2008

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
60%

2008

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female>=90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American55%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=75%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female>=80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American57%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female>=80%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American57%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female67%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American<=40%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female>=80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American57%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female57%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American56%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female67%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 31% 23%
Two or more races 5% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 6%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1507 3rd St
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 463-1999

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